I don’t want your pity. I want your panettone.

A panettone bread wrapped in the traditional baking wrapper against a dark background.
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I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease over 20 years ago, which was long before the fancy people decided that complete, yet pointless restriction of gluten was a fabulous way to lose weight because you’re less bloated and also to lose friends because you won’t shut the fuck up about how…

You can take the girl outta’ the States, but ya’ can’t…you know the rest.

Woman with blonde hair and a dress on. She has a cigarette in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. Someone is pouring the wine into her glass.
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Living in Italy has taught me so many things that I truly appreciate. I have learned that you must have a scarf with you at all times because getting air on your neck is terribly dangerous. No matter the season, a breezy neck will certainly result in pneumonia and probable…

Jill Francis

American immigrant in Italy with too many degrees in Psychology. I write about everything I’m afraid of. jillfranciswrites@gmail.com

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